Dr. Ignatius Fay
Born: March 30 1950 in Sudbury Ontario, Canada
Resides: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
E-mail: ifay (at) vianet (dot) ca
Trained and once employed as an Invertebrate Paleontologist, I was sidelined many years ago by congenital lung/heart diseases. My life's work now is doing what is necessary to extend my time on the planet. As far back as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the English language. Thus, when introduced to haiku about 20 years ago, the fit felt natural. I love the stripped down format, devoid of all excess verbal and emotional 'noise,' to get at the kernel of observation-and just how much can be communicated in so few words.
Awards and Other Honors: Second Prize, World Haiku Competition (2010); Honourable Mention, World Haiku Review (August, 2010); Haiku of Merit [Shintai Category], World Haiku Review (August, 2010]; Winner, The Shiki Monthly Kukai [Free Format] (January 2013).
Books Published: Haiga Moments: Pens and Lens [with photographer/friend, Ray Belcourt] (2008); Points In Between: An Anecdotal History (Lulu.com, 2011); Breccia [a collection of haiku and related forms in collaboration with Irene Golas] (Lulu.com, 2012).
Credits: "mid-January" - Haiku Canada Member's Anthology 2010; "cool March breeze" - The Heron's Nest XI:2 (2009); " stakes for the peas" - Mayfly 53 (2012); "spring prom" - Daily Haiku (March 10-16, 2013); "store window" - Winner, The Shiki Monthly Kukai [Free Format] (January 2013); "the dog and I" - The Heron's Nest XI:3 (2009).